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9 Great Places to Practice a Language With Real People

9 Great Places to Practice a Language With Real People

What's the best way to become fluent in any language? By practicing with people who already speak it! In this article, you'll learn about 8 online communities you can join (for free) in order to improve your fluency and make friends along the way... Ever try holding a conversation in a language you aren't comfortable speaking? Most of us would find that quite difficult. But here's something you should know: Having real conversations is the best way to practice a language. Some people achie … Read More

9 Great Places to Practice a Language With Real People
What's the best way to become fluent in any language? By practicing with people who already speak it! In this article, you'll learn about 8 online communities you can join (for free) in order to improve your fluency and make friends along the way... Ever try holding a conversation in a language you aren't comfortable speaking? Most of us would find that quite difficult. But here's something you should know: Having real conversations is the best way to practice a language. Some people achie
How to Write a Haiku | A Short History and 7 Easy Steps
Interested in learning how to write a haiku? Learn a bit about their rich history, and then take a stab at writing your own with the help of this guest post from Cherese Cobb, creative writer and self-proclaimed haiku nut:   Haiku comes from tanka, a short poem that has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable rhythm. It was originally practiced by Japanese noblemen and Buddhist priests. During the 9th-12th centuries, writing tanka became a game called renga, where one person wrote the first three lines
30 Quirky New Year's Traditions From Around the World
How much do you know about New Year's Eve traditions? Here in the U.S., you know what to do: gather your friends and family, turn on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in the background, and count down from 10 as midnight nears. At the strike of the clock, you know to toast everyone as the fireworks blast off, sing a verse of "Auld Lang Syne," and sneak in a New Year's kiss, if you can! But outside of the United States, did you know there are some much more quirky New Year's Eve tradition
The One Study Tip That Will Change the Way You Learn
As you're learning new material, you'll notice that some study tips work well for you, while others may not. If you're a visual learner, here's a great technique to try from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...   No doubt about it, learning material on your own can be a challenge, especially if it’s under the pressure of an upcoming test. In today’s fast-paced world, where there is so much to learn and so much to do, maximizing “study time” is crucial. Lucky for you, I have one simple stud
3 Simple Steps for Solving Mixture Problems
Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease:   A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing $1.50 per pound with cashews costing $2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashew

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